Enda Duffy, Ph.D. – English
February 7, 2017
4-5 PM
 Girvetz 1004

Teaching the Truth

What do people remember about the teachers they loved?  Their passion, their inspiration–and their conviction.  In this talk, Enda Duffy examines how in humanities teaching in particular the truth is often held to be provisional and undecidable. Yet this ambivalence undermines passionate thinking. It forbids us as teachers from transmitting the most vital part: courage. The best teaching happens when teachers challenge their students to see what the truth is and then to stand up for it. RSVP appreciated

Helene Gardner, Ph.D.
 – Environmental Studies
February 28, 2017
4-5 PM 
Girvetz 1004

Telling Tales In School

To tell stories in school is to harness the force of the spoken word. The spoken word, after all, has provided context for memory for millennia. This vibrant talk will explore the power of anecdotes in the science classroom for conducting problem-solving sessions with students, establishing discussion topics, ordering the presentation of material, and exemplifying a point. The audience will experience these techniques during the talk and subsequent discussion. RSVP appreciated